§ MR. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he has received communications regarding the suitability of stone from quarries in Morayshire for harbour work at Rosyth naval base; and whether this stone will be placed upon the approved list.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
I have received a communication regarding the suitability of stone 1255 from quarries in Morayshire for harbour work at Rosyth. The practice of the Admiralty is to specify the quality of the stone they require, and firms tendering submit such samples as they think fit, to comply with the specification. There is therefore no list of quarries approved by the Admiralty, but offers of particular stone should be made to the contractors who are likely to tender.